Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer for the Weekend

Well, summer finally arrived in Seattle this weekend, so we made the most of it!  Unfortunately summer was gone Monday morning just as quickly as it arrived as the sky let loose with a barrage of thunder and heavy rain.  But we had a great weekend and soaked in the warm temps, sun, and finally made good use of our pool.  We had some friends over on Sunday, and the girls got to hang out with their buddy Tate.  Katherine and Annabelle are both getting more comfortable in the water, and both really love to splash. Also, the girls are no longer into high chairs, so we've moved on to booster seats, and they much prefer being a part of the action at the table.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hamping Trip

It seems glamping is the trendy new "outdoor" adventure, and staycations are all the rage, but I've yet to hear of anyone going hamping.  We had big plans for our first family camping trip this weekend, but were foiled by the absence of summer and the strong presence of rain here in the Pac NW.  Not to be discouraged, we stayed home and set up camp in the sunroom, toasted marshmallows out back (in the rain), and even went swimming on Monday (the sun actually came out).  The girls loved it and are hungry to get outdoors with the tent very soon.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Park Pics

Here are some fun shots I got this weekend when we all went to a new park to play.  There was a huge grassy area, and the girls loved the freedom to just run around as much as they pleased.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

4th and Other Fun

We were up at a friend's house on Whidbey Island for the 4th of July, and the girls loved playing out in the sand and tide pools at low tide again.  Here are many photos from that, a fun 4th parade, and some random photos from other some fun stuff this week (parks, zoo, etc.).  The girls and I happened upon a sprayground in Ballard yesterday after going to the library for story time.  We had no swimsuits, but we had to go for it on such a nice sunny day.  So Dad stripped the girls down to diapers, got some awkward looks from other folks, and we got soaked and had a lot of fun.  (no photos, as chasing 2 naked little girls around in a sprayground was about all I could handle, but there's a post-sprayground dazed photo below where you can see the spray in the background). 

Friday, July 1, 2011

Twin Kisses

Well, there's been some pretty cute stuff on this blog before, but this new video just may take the cake.  Enjoy!

Twin Kisses from Sam Thompson on Vimeo.
Annabelle and Katherine have decided that giving each other kisses is one of the funniest things on the planet.  And we think it's pretty darn cute.